Producer: Vietti
: $19
Occasion: Cooking dinner for a new girlfriend.

Another local Piedmont grape Arneis (translates to "little rascal") is difficult to grow but produces a highly aromatic wine that has a long history. Once used as a blending grape and saved from extinction by a couple of dedicated producers, Arneis is currently experiencing a resurgence. Vietti's Roero Arneis is medium-bodied, crisp and floral with a fresh finish. Because of their scarcity, some Arneis can get expensive, but Vietti keeps his affordable.